Where should home CCTV cameras be installed?

More and more homeowners are investing in CCTV in Essex. Not only does it allow you to capture thieves in the act if they do target your home but it can also deter them in the first place. Criminals are much less likely to try to break into homes with visible CCTV cameras.

However, you’ll need to make sure you position your CCTV cameras correctly if you want them to be effective. If you fail to place them in the right areas, your system could prove to be completely useless. Read on to find out where to install your home CCTV equipment.

Front door

The Office for National Statistics reported that 59% of burglars enter homes through the front door. This makes it the most important location for CCTV camera placement outside of your property. Placing cameras above or near the front door allows you to see who is coming and going from your property and helps to deter burglars from attempting to gain access.

Back and side doors

The same research revealed that 33% of burglars access a property through the back door and 7% access it from the side. This demonstrates that whilst any entrance to your home can be considered a vulnerability, the back and side doors are particularly prone to break-ins. This is likely to be because they tend to be concealed from the street and are therefore out of sight of neighbours or any passing traffic. Glass patio doors are especially attractive to burglars since they simply need to break the glass to get access. Install CCTV cameras above all the doors in your home.

Off-street windows

Whilst most burglars access properties through doors, first-floor windows are also very susceptible to break-ins. Those windows that don’t face onto a busy street tend to be more attractive to burglars. Installing CCTV cameras in the same spot as these windows can help to deter burglars as well as catch them in the act if they do attempt to gain access.


Some people choose not to monitor their garage with CCTV cameras, however, it’s actually a common access route for burglars. A garage will often have an access door to your home. Not just this, but it may also contain valuable equipment. By installing a camera above the garage and facing it towards the driveway, you can easily pick up signs of strange activity.

Angle your CCTV cameras properly

Wherever you choose to place your CCTV camera, you’ll need to make sure you angle them correctly. Angling them appropriately is just as important as where you place them if you want your system to be as effective as possible. Placing the cameras above doors or windows but not angling them properly means you may not be able to see what’s going on, rendering them useless.

To find out more about our range of home CCTV systems in Essex, get in touch with our team today. Call us on 01268 204379 or 01268 219907, email info@bellmontsecurity.co.uk or send us a message via our website to reach us.